April 2011

Phil Cousineau: Stoking the Creative Fires: Rekindling Passion and Imagination (10/6/09)

Phil Cousineau, Independent Scholar; Documentary Filmmaker; Author, The Hero’s Journey: The Life and Work of Joseph Campbell Read more »

Ask the Experts: How Social Venture Capital Is Changing the World (9/30/09)

Joel Solomon, Chair, Renewal2 Investment Fund
Tim Freundlich, Founding Principal, Good Capital
Josh Becker, General Partner and Co-founder, New Cycle Capital

Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear from three expert practitioners, all of whom are committed to using patient capital to further develop the new emerging social-capital market. Learn practical hands-on advice on how to attract and deploy capital for the common good. Read more »

Celebrating Chamber Music Day (9/22/09)

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Joshua Kosman, Music Critic, San Francisco Chronicle; Past Winner, ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for music criticism
Jodi Levitz, Violist, Member, the Ives Quartet; Professor of Viola and Chamber Music, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Adam Frey, Executive Director, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (retired)
Kathy Barr, Executive Director, Old First Concerts - Moderator Read more »

Martin Melaver: "Living Above the Store": An Innovative Sustainable Business Model (9/15/09)

Martin Melaver, M.B.A., Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University: CEO, Melaver, Inc.

Melaver provides local businesses a roadmap that enhances economic success and contributes to sustainable environments. Melaver will discuss how during economic downturns, people who care about issues of community, sustainability and socially responsible businesses can redefine success, foster economic growth and, at the same time, restore local economies, ecologies and communities. Read more »

Book Arts Today: Amazing Intersections of All Kinds (9/15/09)

A distinguished panel of Bay Area-based book artists discusses the traditional and contemporary intersections accessible in today's world. Renowned artist Charles Hobson, whose work is archived at Stanford University Libraries, teaches at San Francisco Art Institute and operates Pacific Editions, which publishes limited-edition artist books. Penny Nii is a computer scientist who makes books. Graphic artist Michael Bartalos is working in another medium as the first artist in residence at San Francisco Center for the Book. Read more »

Philanthropic Response to the Economy: Unprecedented Times Call for Unprecedented Actions – Partnerships, Innovation and Collaborations (9/9/09)

James Canales, President and Chief Executive Officer, The James Irvine Foundation
Sandra Hernandez, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, The San Francisco Foundation
Kat Taylor, Founder, OneCalifornia Bank, Oakland; Board Member, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center and Insight Prison Project
Jon Funabiki, Professor of Journalism, San Francisco State University - Moderator Read more »

Outback to Out West: Sip, Savor and Nibble the Terroir of South Australia with the Experts (9/9/09)

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Adrian Hoffman, Vice President and Culinary Director, Lark Creek Restaurant Group
Vikki Blumenstein, Chef, Blumensteins Catering
Thalassa Skinner, General Manager, Oxbow Cheese Merchant
Matt Lane, Director of Wine Education, Foster's Wine Estates
Evan Kleiman, Host, "Good Food"  Los Angeles KCRW
Sally James, Chef and Author; Co-host, PBS' "Wine Roads: Tales of Adventure in Wine, Food & Travel" - Moderator Read more »

Michael Capozzola: Let Stand for About an Hour... (8/27/09)

Michael Capozzola, Comedian; Cartoonist

Bay Area comedian and cartoonist Mike Capozzola serves up a charbroiled, free-range gazpacho of food tales and comics. His weekly cartoon, "Surveillance Caricatures," appears on Thursdays in the San Francisco Chronicle's "96 Hours" section. Capozzola will discuss his theory that "from scratch" is relative, depending on the attitude of the chef, and he will show his food cartoons that made Anthony Bourdain laugh (he was told ...). Read more »

Brain Health Symposium: Judith Orloff (8/26/09)

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Patty James, M.S. C.N.C., Vital Health Educator; Nutrition Coach
William B. Grant, Ph.D., Health Researcher, SUNARC
Daniel G. Amen, M.D. , Medical Director, Amen Clinics, Inc.
Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Director, UCSF Neuroscience Imaging Center
Phil Jacklin, Ph.D., Past President, Smart Life Forum
Judith Orloff, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Read more »